For further details see:
University of Essex webpage
Using spectral signatures as a toolbox for determining crop health status
The ability to measure crop biomass, photosynthetic performance, water status, and other aspects of plant health and physiology, allows for a greater insight into crop performance. Understanding the optimal conditions for crop growth, through better irrigation, fertilization, and other factors, has significant effects on yield. Early detection of environmental stresses on crops is crucial and allows for remedial action to be taken earlier.
- Understanding the effect of physiology on leaf spectral reflectance
- Thermography to remotely measure stomatal conductance
- The use of combined measurements (of reflectance, thermography and chlorophyll fluorescence) to indicate and differentiate stressors